Debbi from Studio Cake submitted this beautiful Mother’s day table for plenty of inspiration for Mother’s day coming up here in Australia.
As told by Debbi “Mother’s Day for the contemporary mum – modern yet pretty.
Amongst the many wonderful celebrations during the year, Mother’s day would have to be one of my favourites. It’s a time where we are able to reflect on one of the most important people in our lives, express how much they mean to us, and spoil them, even if for just one special day in the year.
With the last days of summer upon us in Melbourne, Victoria, we decided on a beautiful beach location with gorgeous white sand and clear blue waters. The subdued colours of the beach boxes provided the perfect backdrop. The beach has always been my mum’s favourite places for relaxing and enjoying the sun.
We wanted to incorporate our love for all things vintage, together with a contemporary feel using geometric patterns and a fresh colour palette. The colours of aqua, teal and coral worked perfectly together and the splash of gold created an opulent feel to the dessert table.
Mother’s day would not be complete without beautiful flowers, and so it was fitting that our desserts and cakes showcased our love of peony’s and hydrangeas.
The dessert table included fondant covered vanilla bean cupcakes adorned with edible open peony roses and hydrangeas, blush cakepops with a single hydrangea, together with coral coloured macarons with specs of gold leaf and three tiered glittered cookies in petite domed cupcake stands.
The trio of cakes represented the ‘contemporary mum’ the perfect mixture of modern geometric patterns and bold colours paired back with the soft prettiness of peony’s, hydrangeas and blush pinks and gold. This bold yet beautiful blend symbolises what my mother means to me, a beautiful and inspirational woman.
An aqua and gold cake featured a quatrefoil pattern which was juxtaposed against a single coral peony, adorning the three tiered cake. In contrast to the bright modern beauty stood a three tiered soft blond with shimmering gold lustre an understated single peony and white hydrangea and buds. In its subdued vintage inspired colours it maintains a contemporary feel with geometric prints in the stripes and circles. The trio was completed with crisp modern ruffles on an extended bottom tier cake and a top tier full of pretty peach and flamingo hydrangeas.
Dunne with Style provided the most exquisite handcrafted décor for our table, including hand glittered vases filled with coral and aqua poms nestled between miniature daisy arrangements and peony pom toppers for the present box.
An aqua, white and gold tassel garland by Blush loves Mint completed the look and was perfect against the white sandy beach.
The contemporary mum lives in the modern world full of bright and bold prints and patterns, but at heart who doesn’t love the prettiness of a pink peony? This mothers day we have brought together the perfect blend of contemporary elements and bold colours and paired them back with the softness of our favourite florals and some classic inspired colours to represent the ultimate modern day mum.
Concept, styling and all sweets: Studio Cake
Photography: Katie Toland Photography
Event décor: Dunne with Style
Tassel garland: Blush loves mint
Mother’s day printables available from Lajari
Mason jars and cake stands: Sweet Style
Gold drink dispenser, gold tea pot and gold gumballs: Little Big Company
Gold cake stands: Leo and Bella